Chief Executive Order 15, Conduct Of Elections (Second Amendment ) Order 2002

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Conduct of General Elections (Second Amendment) Order, 2002

CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S ORDER NO.15 OF 2002

An Order further to amend the Conduct of General Elections Order, 2002

[Gazette of Pakistan, Extraordinary, Part I, 17th June, 2002]

F.NQ.2(4)/2002-Pub., dated 17-6-2002.--The following Order promulgated by the' Chief Executive is hereby published for general information:---

Whereas it is expedient to amend the Conduct of General Elections Order, 2002 (Chief Executive's Order No.7 of 2002), for the purposes hereinafter appearing;

Now, therefore, in pursuance of the Proclamation of Emergency of the fourteenth day of October, 1999, and the Provisional Constitution Order. No. l of 1999, and in exercise of all powers enabling him in that behalf, the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is pleased to make and promulgate the following Order:--

2. Insertion of new Articles 7B and 7C, Chief Executive's Order No.7 of 2002.-- In the Conduct of General Elections Order, 2002 (Chief Executive's Order No.7 of 2002), after Article 7A, the following new Articles shall be inserted, namely:--

"7B. Status of Ahmadis etc. to remain unchanged.--Notwithstanding anything contained in the Electoral Rolls Act, 1974 (XXI of 1974), the Electoral Rolls Rules, 1974, or any other law for the time being in force, including the Forms prescribed for preparation of electoral tolls on joint electorate basis in pursuance of Article 7 of the Conduct of General Elections Order, 2002 (Chief Executive's Order No.7 of 2002), the status of Qauadiani Group or the Lahori Group (who call themselves 'Ahmadis' or by any other name) or a person who does not believe in the absolute and unqualified finality of the Prophet-hood of Muhammad (peace be upon him), the last of the Prophets or claimed or claims to be a Prophet, in any sense of the word or of any description whatsoever, after Muhammad (peace be upon him) or recognizes such a claimant as a Prophet or a religious reformer shall remain the same as provided in the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, 1973. "

"7C: If a person has got himself enrolled as voter and objection is filed before the Revising Authority notified under the Electoral Rolls Act, 1974, within ten days from issuance of the Conduct of General Elections (Second Amendment) Order, 2002, that such a voter is not a Muslim, the Revising Authority shall issue a notice to him to appear before it within fifteen days and require him to sign a declaration regarding his belief about the absolute and unqualified finality of the Prophet-hood of Muhammad (peace be upon him) in Form-IV prescribed under the Electoral Rolls Rules, 1974. In case he refuses to sign the declaration as aforesaid, he shall be deemed to be a non-Muslim and his name shall be deleted from the joint electoral rolls and added to a supplementary list of voters in the same electoral area as non-Muslim. In case the voter does not turn up in spite of service of notice, an ex parte order may be passed against him. "

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